11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Bottle. Deep garnet colored, the red only shines through when held against a light. Nice, dense off-white head fades with time to a ring and leaves great lacing behind. Aroma is nicely sweet with the brown sugar and molasses coming throught nicely with a hint of nuts also detectable. Lighter bodied which is dissapointing, tends to be watery. Decent carbonation. Rich, sugary molasses is predominant in flavor, very mild hop bitterness. Decent but lack of mouthfeel/palate detracts. tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2005
This is the greatest rating in the world...tribute. A fine Brown ale that delivers. Sweet maltiness with some nutty qualities. Tasted stronger than the 6.3%. A fine ale to enjoy over a while, especially in the bomber bottle. One of the best Browns out there. BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Dark reddish brown appearance, good head formation. Fruity, charred malt aroma. Smotth, sweetish malt flavor, mild dark chocolate, hazelnut, chewy peated coffee roast. Not as full throttle as I thought it would be from Bear Republic. ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Whodda thunk a brown ale could be so good. Great bready and nutty maltiness that is deliciously balanced by a late dryness; smooth and so tasty! I want more. beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Nice nutty chocolately brown ale aromas from a dark brown, reddish hued tan headed beer. The brown sugar and molasses make an appearance as I raise the glass to my lips and then persist throughout as some hoppiness joins in. Nice.
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Nice milk chocolatety aroma with some chalk. Reddish brown with particalia and an off-white head. Nice lace, but extends only beyond the liquid level as it drops. Tastes largely how it smells. A very good beer with some bitterness. Not as overwhelmingly great as the other standard bottled BR beers, however. Very nice finish; well balanced. Hops come out at mid glass. A very nice tribute ale. lamas (1642) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2005
22 oz. bottle. A clear dark mahogany pour with a small dark tan head and a few chunky floaties. Brown sugar and molasses in the aroma. Some citrusy hops are present too. Pretty smooth although the carbonation is high. Medium-bodied. Plenty of sour malts with just a bit of a dry, hoppy finish. Every once in a while I get a taste of nuts and mocha. More alcohol and hops than I’m used to in a brown ale. I’m not a big fan of this style, but this is one of the better browns I’ve had mainly because it doesn’t taste like other brown ales. Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Nice light coloring, with almost no head. Alcohol is more prevalent in aroma and flavor than I expected. Not bad, but not great. A little disappointing given their other efforts. Ungstrup (37859) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2005
A hazy amber beer with a chocolate brown head. The aroma is very slight - what is there is of alcohol. The flavor is sweet malty and dry hoppy - simple but good. eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Black/brown I don’t care with a light brown head. Fluffy brown, too drunk to rate perhaps. Tasty, good, perhaps beyond good.